- Genesis unveiled the X Convertible concept ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show.
- The concept builds on the previous X-Show cars with a folding hardtop convertible setup.
- Unfortunately, the X Convertible will probably never become a reality.
The 2021 Genesis X Concept showed off the Korean luxury brand’s assertive and sharp design language, while this summer’s X Speedium Coupe Concept built on that look with a longer, gracefully sloping roofline and a new lighting signature around the car’s indicating electric drive system. Today, Genesis continued the streak by unveiling the X Convertible concept at an event ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Unsurprisingly, the X Convertible is a strikingly beautiful design, thanks to strong proportions and clean but defined lines. The concept has a long wheelbase with a short front overhang, with miles of hood stretching in front of the windshield. Powerful creases over the incredibly intricate and large wheels make for a dynamic stance. The distinctive headlights that form the triangular “grille” shape are carried over from the X Speedium, while the convertible ends in a ducktail spoiler. The X Convertible’s folding hardtop roof includes integrated transparent moonroofs.
The interior retains the same design as the previous two concepts, with the digital dashboard and infotainment screen sharing an L-shaped piece of glass facing the driver. The wool fabric throughout the cabin is recyclable, and the seats are wrapped in leather. The interior color combination, Giwa Navy and Dancheong Orange, is “in part inspired by traditional Korean roof architecture”—Genesis informs us that Giwa is the roof tiles on Korean houses and Dancheong the “traditional decorative colors on traditional Korean wooden buildings.” You learn something new every day.
Genesis didn’t reveal any technical details about the X Convertible, saying simply that it uses the same electric powertrain and architecture as the previous two X concepts. The X Convertible has two doors but seats four passengers, although we’d imagine the rear seats are a bit cramped like most sports cars. Like the other two X concepts, the X Convertible will likely never reach production, but we hope the eye-catching design is a harbinger of good things to come for the future of the Genesis brand.
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